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  1. The Work Truck Show’s Role in Industry

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    Once per year, work truck industry professionals convene at the Work Truck Show. This year’s event is March 6-9th, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. The Show provides a great opportunity to learn about new products, attend industry trainings, and network with engineers and other representatives from companies you may be interested in working with.

    The Work Truck Show allows buyers and suppliers to get together and find the right solutions for their products and projects. It is also collocated with the Fleet Technical Congress and Green Truck Summit so that participants can get the most from their experience at the event.

    Helpful sessions cover a wide range of subjects that impact work truck companies and professionals. Topics covered include insurance classifications, commercial vehicle updates by major brands, building a strong manufacturing workforce, improving ROI and efficiency, and more. The sessions allow participants of all levels and functions to learn and grow within their field.

    In conjunction with the Green Truck Summit, the event will also have a special focus on reducing greenhouse gases and pollution in trucking. Alternative fuels and new technologies will be presented and discussed.

    With nearly 500 exhibitors at this year’s show, there’s no shortage of presentations, networking opportunities, and activities for participants. Anybody with a connection to the trucking sector can benefit from attending the event.

    As a heavy gauge stamping provider that serves the work truck industry, Ohio Valley Manufacturing understands the importance of the Work Truck Show in growing this sector. To learn more about our capabilities, feel free to call us at 419-522-5818.

  2. The Growing Focus on Electric and Self-Driving Vehicles

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    Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles have been around for a number of years now, but their appeal is finally beginning to catch on among the masses. As prices become more comparable to traditional fuel-powered cars, and more EV charging stations pop up around the nation, there are fewer roadblocks to purchasing an electric car.

    And now that these EVs are becoming more mainstream, heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks are following the trend. With Tesla preparing to launch a fully electric Tesla semi model, it’s clear this movement is going nowhere but forward.

    There aren’t many details about the electric trucks themselves as far as design, travel range, or reparability. But since Tesla already has so much R&D testing under their belt thanks to the adoption and success of their luxury cars, it’s a safe bet that the electric trucks will have the same attention to detail and achieve similar success.

    EVs aren’t the only development in the automotive sector, as autonomous vehicles edge closer to public release. Numerous automakers and tech companies are already working toward a self-driving future, with well-known automotive suppliers such as Delphi Automotive now focusing efforts on next-generation vehicles. In fact, the company decided to split off into two distinct entities – one focused on traditional combustion engines, and one focused on electric and self-driving technologies. Investors clearly supported this move, with shares rising as much as 12 percent following the announcement.

    The public is interested in vehicles that can safely get them where they need to go with limited involvement on their part. The result will be similar to the experience of taking mass transportation, but in a more private setting to work done or catch up on sleep on the go. And as more vehicles go electric, the environmental benefits of mass transportation will also be translated to this segment.

    As a heavy gauge stamping provider, our services are often applied to truck, trailer, and automotive manufacturing. We’re excited to see how our customers will be incorporating new technological advancements into their own manufacturing efforts.

  3. The Lawn Mower and Snow Blower Manufacturing Trade-Off

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    With the first snowfalls of the season beginning to occur, snow blowers have taken over where lawn mowers left off. But while snow blowers are now hitting store shelves and coming out of the garage, their manufacturers have turned their focus back to lawn mowers.

    During the fall and winter, when consumers are focused on snow, manufacturers are focused on lawn care equipment. It may seem counter intuitive, however the best way to keep up with seasonal demand is by getting ahead of it, which is exactly what’s going on here. Next season’s lawn mowers are now being built so that there’s time to get everything produced, marketed, and sold in time for the busy spring and summer months.

    Likewise, the snow blowers and snow throwers you may already be seeing on sidewalks and roadways were probably built during those warmer months in anticipation for the coming winter. Many manufacturers produce both types of equipment since they’re made using similar parts and processes. Coming up with a seasonal production schedule ensures that each product has enough lead time to prepare for the coming season, while also making sure there’s no gap in workload during the year.

    As a heavy gauge stamping provider, Ohio Valley Manufacturing serves customers in the lawn care and snow management sectors, among numerous others. We work with carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel to produce end products such as wheels, frame components, electronic connectors, etc. We also provide assembly services, design consultation, powder coating and more to make things easier for the manufacturers we work with. To learn more about the services we offer and our capabilities, feel free to call 419-522-5818 or email We look forward to discussing your project!

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